30 Day Pizza Diet
Get slimmer by the slice.
The 30-Day Pizza Diet was created by none other than pizza shop owner Matt McClellan, who owns Tour de Pizza, an award-winning pizza restaurant in Florida. Matt decided to embark on this experimental diet because he kept getting hassled by his gym for giving out pizza coupons. Due to most diets viewing pizza as one of those off-limit foods, he decided to show people that pizza could be healthy.
In 30 days, Matt was able to lose 24 pounds and lower his body fat percentage by 10 percent. He was also able to lower his cholesterol, blood pressure and lose inches from his body. On the diet, you eat nothing but pizza for 30 days. Each day about eight slices are allowed over a 12-hour period totaling about 2,500 calories. Toppings include chicken, broccoli, avocado, pineapple and mushrooms along with skim milk cheese. Red meat and pork are not allowed.
Exercise is strongly encouraged.
- Debunks myth that pizza is an off-limits diet food
- Encourages exercise each day
- Mono-food diets don't work
- Fits criteria of a fad diet
- Worked for one person, may not work for others
- Calories are quite high for most who are trying to lose weight
- Those with gluten or dairy allergies will have to modify diet
- Lots of differences among the nutrition content of pizza
- Permission of all kinds of beverages will add significant amounts of empty calories
The 30-Day Pizza Diet guidelines are fairly simple: Just as it sounds, you’re eating nothing but pizza for 30 days straight. With a target of 2,500 calories per day, you are suggested about eight slices within a 12 hour period. Pizza slices must be thin crust.
Some of the acceptable toppings on your pizza include:
- Skim milk cheese
Meat, pork and other high-fat toppings like extra cheese are excluded. Alcohol, sodas and other beverages are allowed.EXERCISE
While on the pizza diet, the mastermind behind the diet engaged in 60 minutes of exercise each day alternating between cardio and weight training.CONCLUSION
The 30-Day Pizza Diet started out as a way to prove that pizza can be part of a healthy diet. While this diet was successful for one person's weight loss, its high calorie content, lack of pizza type and size guidelines, mono-food emphasis and its overall fad nature are not likely to be a long-term solution to healthy weight loss.Common Misspellings
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